Our Motivation

LADEBO FILMS LIMITED is an independent international film production company, which has been engaged in making advocacy-type docu-soaps since 1984. Motivated by our desire to provide the much-needed African perspective especially in social development topics, our productions have become authoritative media resource visual materials for National Orientation agencies, Museums of Ethnology, Departments of Black & African studies, and of Social-Anthropology in educational institutions worldwide, International agencies, and Non-Governmental-Organizations. Indeed, some of our productions for the United Nations Agencies are available for qualified users through the Media Bank of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Our Mission

The way the African sees his world and his arts/culture is different from the way the African is seen through Western eyes. The way each group lives and sees life is the sum total of culture. It is incumbent on the African film maker, and indeed other artistes, to present us the way we see ourselves; the way we really are; to the rest of the world. To try to smoothen the edges of his culture in order to fit into some global style would be to dig the grave of our cultural existence as distinct cultural beings. Does Hollywood not tell the story of America? Why do Indian film makers tell their stories in the choreographed spontaneity of songs and dances? The most competent one to talk about distinct us should be us. It is the face that compels identity because of its uniqueness. Each culture is unique. This is reflected in our themes, and dictates our present approach to making social development films with the very little cash and almost non-existent film making resources to work with.